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1000 Francs 2010, Republic of Cameroon

in Krause book Number: 207Ud
Years of issue: 2010
Signatures: Le Gouverneur: Lucas Abaga Nchama, Un Censeur: Salomon Francis Meke
Serie: Series 2002
Specimen of: 2002
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 135 х 74
Printer: Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire SA, Colombes

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Eastern giant elands (Taurotragus derbianus) and abbreviation BEAC (Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale).

Giant Eland inhabit woodlands and forested Sudanian to Guinean savannas, never far from hilly/rocky landscapes nor from water. Kingdon considered that it is quite strictly confined to lsoberlinia doka woodland, but recent studies indicate that its range includes areas of Terminalia-Combretum-Afzelia woodland where there is no Isoberlinia, e.g., in parts of Cameroon’s North Province such as Boumedje Hunting Concession. Giant Elands feed mostly on leaves, shoots, herbs and fruits (but occasionally on grasses), and will drink daily where water is available.There are two recognized subspecies of Giant Eland, Tragelaphus derbianus.

The Western Giant Eland (T. d. derbianus) is listed as Critically Endangered. This subspecies still occurs in southeastern Senegal, the far north of Guinea, probably south-western Mali and possibly eastern Guinea-Bissau.

The Eastern Giant Eland T. d. gigas which Peter Flack deals with in this article is listed as Least Concern. Eastern Giant Eland are one of the most sought after antelope trophies and sustainable safari hunting is having a positive effect on the conservation of populations in many areas. Eastern Giant Elands occur in the central African region, and were formerly distributed from north-eastern Nigeria to north-west Uganda. They now survive mainly in north-east Central African Republic.

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A separate population lives in northern Cameroon, with herds crossing the Chad border to the east; occasional vagrants may enter Nigerian territory. They may still occur in south-western Sudan, from which they may visit north-eastern DR Congo and north-west Uganda. East estimated that there are probably more than 15,000 Eastern Giant Eland remaining, with over 12,500 in the CAR. Numbers have increased in CAR, Cameroon and Chad since the 1990s. The numbers that survive in Sudan are unknown, but could be substantial. This suggests a total population of the Eastern Giant Eland in the order of at least 15,000~20,000. Its numbers are probably more or less stable over large areas of its range in Central African Republic and Cameroon where human population densities are very low. However, the Eastern Giant Eland’s overall, long-term population trend is probably gradually downwards. (


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Right side - the young man. It is very difficult to determine his ethnic group, as such banknote design came out in a number of African countries, besides Cameroon.

I was interested to identify the logger model, depicted on the banknote.

What I have come in search - most of all I liked two versions.

The first, suggested to me by the firm ООО "ГЕРР РУС", Moscow, Russia - namely by Imennych Kirill Mikhailovich. Many thanks to him for his version, which seemed convincing.

The second version is mine - I think, it looks good too.

Version number 1:

1000 Francs 2010 1000 Francs 2010 1000 Francs 2010On banknote is the Loader, made by Japanese company "Komatsu LTD." with special forks for logging.

Komatsu is a Japanese company that manufactures construction, mining, and military equipment, industry machinery such as press machines, lasers, and thermoelectric modules.

Komatsu is the world's second largest manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment after Caterpillar. However, in certain geographic areas (Japan, China, Middle East), Komatsu has a larger market share than Caterpillar. Its headquarters is at 2-3-6, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Its name was taken after the current city of Komatsu, Ishikawa at the company's foundation there in 1917. Its main plants are located in the city. (

1000 Francs 2010Forks for logging - this is nothing more than a grapple for front loader. Because of the resemblance to the shape of the jaw fork brevnozahvat often referred to as the forest forks. This equipment is installed on a forklift, allows reliably fix (for travel or loading) round timber of different diameter, length and weight.

They can be used not only for timber loading but also for other objects of cylindrical shape (pipes, poles, coils of material). Forks for timber loading allow significantly extend the scope of the front loader and use it as a plot to forestry and wood processing plant and on the construction site, in the urban and rural economies, in the improvement of parks and gardens. Palette forests can be used not only for loading onto a conveyor or into vehicles felled trees, but also shrubs, silage, straw, pipes, various recyclables, scrap metal and in general all the long (long length) of cargo. ( .rus)

Version number 2:

1000 Francs 2010On banknote is diesel loader, made by English company "Bray", model number 556 (end of 1970s).

Bray Construction Machinery Limited company was based at Feltham in Middlesex and, later, at Tetbury in Gloucestershire. They were pioneers in building add-on equipment for several other early Tractors and Crawler tractors. Most machines being based on Ford skid units, with some other models using County Tractors 4WD conversions as a donor-base. From the early 1950s onwards Bray developed and produced their original equipment such an small range of several tractors and a large range of industrial loaders of many sizes often fitted with 4WD on most of their machines together with a few early 4X4 ADT prototypes were also made. The Bray company was taken over by another similar manufacturer called "Matbro Limited", in 1973. Both firms then merged and have worked together closely ever since and operated from four site locations until the early 1990s. (

Denominations in numerals are in top corners. Centered, at bottom, in words.


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Agricultural works.

To identify the tractor model was not really possible - it is very similar to many, viewed by me, classic tractors.

1000 Francs 2010On left side is West African Zebu, White Fulani (Bos taurus indicus).

A zebu; Bos primigenius indicus or Bos indicus or Bos taurus indicus), sometimes known as indicine cattle or humped cattle, is a species or subspecies of domestic cattle originating in South Asia. Zebu are characterised by a fatty hump on their shoulders, a large dewlap, and sometimes drooping ears. They are well adapted to withstanding high temperatures, and are farmed throughout the tropical countries, both as pure zebu and as hybrids with taurine cattle, the other main type of domestic cattle.

Main Location:

The original habitat of the White Fulani is northern Nigeria, southern Niger and north-eastern Cameroon with both the Fulani and Hausa tribes; gradually the spread into southern Chad, and western Sudan (where they are referred to as Fellata, and Red Fulani). In Nigeria this breed accounts for about half of the Nigerian national herd, and about 95% of these are owned by the Fulani.

Special Characteristic:

Characterized by long (80-105cm) and lyre-shaped horns; coat colour is white with patches of black, sometimes with red marks on the ears, feet and sides. It is known to have excellent potential as dual-purpose (milk/beef) cattle. (

Denominations in numerals are in top corners. Centered, at bottom, in words.